uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Tobacco habits among teenagers in the city of Göteborg, Sweden, and possible association with dental caries
Department of Oral Surgery, University of Göteborg, Sweden.
1991 (English)In: Swedish Dental Journal, ISSN 0347-9994, Vol. 15, no 3, 117-123 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Frome nine dental clinics within the Public Dental Service in the City of Göteborg, 2145 patients aged 14 to 19 answered a questionnaire concerning their tobacco habits. Tobacco was used in some form by 27 per cent of the patients and use increased with age. Smoking was more common among girls than among boys: 24 and 12 per cent, respectively. The statistical analyses showed that smoking as a habit and an increased number of cigarettes smoked per day are positively correlated with increases in the number of decayed, missing and filled teeth and the number of initially decayed proximal surfaces. Further, all caries epidemiological data were significantly higher among patients with tobacco habits compared to non-users. It can be concluded that there is a correlation between the tobacco habit and increased caries prevalence. However, dietary and oral habits have to be further elucidated before any definite conclusions can be made regarding the effect of the tobacco habit per se on the development of caries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1991. Vol. 15, no 3, 117-123 p.
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-222050PubMedID: 1876978OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-222050DiVA: diva2:710599
Available from: 2014-04-07 Created: 2014-04-07 Last updated: 2014-11-04Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text


Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Hirsch, Jan M
In the same journal
Swedish Dental Journal
Medical and Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 118 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link